The full cast and production team have been unveiled for its Made at Curve production of The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber, a celebratory reopening concert featuring the songs from his best known musicals.
Running from the 7th to the 19th June at the Leicester Curve’s transformed auditorium as part of the theatre’s upcoming socially distanced season, The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber will be directed by Curve’s Artistic Director Nikolai Foster.
Performing the composer’s work will be Madalena Alberto (Evita, Dominion Theatre), Jessica Daley (An Officer and a Gentleman, Curve and UK tour, Over The Rainbow, BBC), Tim Howar (The Phantom of the Opera, Her Majesty’s Theatre), Shem Omari James (Songs For A New World, London Palladium), Ria Jones (Sunset Boulevard, Curve), Karen Mavundukure (The Color Purple, Curve) and Tim Rogers (Jesus Christ Superstar, UK and European tour).
Meanwhile, Matthew Spencer-Smith will lead a band of eight musicians as Musical Director and Colin Richmond will provide design for Curve’s in-the-round auditorium. Curve Associate Artists Mel Knott (Movement Director), Ben Cracknell (Lighting Designer) and Kay Magson CDG (Casting Director) also join the production team, with sound design by Tom Marshall. Completing the company are Sam Paterson, Production Manager; Jennifer Lane Baker, Birkbeck Trainee Director; James Hayden-Harler, Company Stage Manager and Lisa Lewis, Deputy Stage Manager. Filmed scenes featuring Andrew Lloyd Webber have been captured by Crosscut Media.
Experience some of musical theatre’s all-time triumphs as we join the Phantom, Grizabella, Eva Peron, the Lord himself* and a host of iconic characters performing Andrew’s greatest songs from The Phantom of the Opera, Evita, Jesus Christ Superstar, Cats, The School of Rock, Tell Me on a Sunday, Sunset Boulevard, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat and more. *Andrew Lloyd Webber appears in pre-recorded video.
Talking about the news, Curve’s Chief Executive Chris Stafford and Artistic Director Nikolai Foster said: “We are proud to be joined by an astonishingly talented company of actors, musicians and creatives to mark this unique occasion in our theatre’s history. Whilst we are proud of everything we’ve achieved online during lockdown, nothing beats the shared experience of live theatre and we hope this Concert – performed by this outstanding company- will be the perfect way to bring audiences together once more. Everyone at Curve is incredibly excited to bring theatre back to Leicester and welcome our audiences safely back to Curve.”
The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber will be performed from the 7th to the 19th June. Tickets are on sale now.